New Energy Nexus has formed a network of partnerships all over the world, in order to create nimble, efficient and impactful programs that increase the success of climate startups.  Our partnership approach is a strategic choice based on the urgent need to achieve huge gains in climate innovation and scale them as fast possible.  Our partners range from incubators and accelerators to testing facilities, from funders to corporate customers and sponsors.


Screen Shot 2021-03-08 at 5.13.57 PM.png

Our partnership with NYSERDA in New York is called The Clean Fight.  This accelerator's initial cohort of startup companies is focused on making buildings cleaner with breakthrough solutions that reduce emissions while making life better for tenants. 

They’re also making it as easy as possible for their solutions to be adopted, opening up access through innovative financing that can reduce upfront costs and guarantee savings.

Learn more about The Clean Fight.


In partnership with:

Screen Shot 2021-02-24 at 2.34.39 PM.png

Tackling the climate crisis is a once-in-a-generation, trillion-dollar economic opportunity. And none of us can do it alone. That’s why Rocky Mountain Institute and New Energy Nexus founded D3 in early 2020.

Startups hoping to transform our energy future face enormous challenges. They have more significant capital needs and longer paths to market than software startups favored by investors. They rely on large, slow-moving, risk-averse corporations as critical customers, deployment partners, and acquirers. They must navigate complex market, regulatory, and policy landscapes that favor incumbents and challenge disruptors.

Learn more about The Third Derivative.


In partnership with:



Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.30.05 PM.png

Funded by the California Energy Commission, this initiative will provide $8.8M in testing vouchers to clean energy innovators to use at one of more than 60 world-class testing facilities throughout California.

The CalTestBed Initiative is a voucher program that assists clean energy entrepreneurs in gaining access to critical testing facilities. It expedites their pathway to commercialization through connection to a network of next-level partners.


Led by:

In partnership with:

Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.23.17 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.38.56 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.03 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.08 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.15 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.28 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.38.49 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.22 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.35 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.40 PM.png
Screen Shot 2021-03-01 at 4.39.45 PM.png